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Dr. Scott Mason to Speak at LINC luncheon

September 13, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Dr. Scott Mason, professor of chemistry and director of the pre-health program at the University of Mount Union, will be the featured LINC luncheon speaker at noon on Tuesday, September 25 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on Mount Union’s campus.

Mason will present “Winning the Next Millennium: Education in the 21st Century.” Over the past several years, much has been made of the seeming lapses in the U.S. educational system. Many have pointed to weaknesses, in particular students’ abilities in science and math. Federal and state governments have responded with an increasing number of mandates and standards designed to solidify the system. Mason’s talk will examine some of the effects of these mandates and point out some options for the future of science education in this country.

Mason, a summa cum laude 1989 graduate of Mount Union, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and went on to earn a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of South Carolina. He has been a member of the Mount Union faculty since 2001 and was named the 2012 Great Teacher.

The community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise from Mount Union’s faculty and staff that that exists in Alliance, in light of the University’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge on current topics from local experts and interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.

The cost of lunch is $10. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Chris Pontius at Mount Union at (330) 823-3296 or pontiucm@mountunion.edu

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